Friday, June 19, 2009

Lydia and Liza

We have had the camera out a lot more lately because of Lindy being here now, and I am a nerd and have always liked a good photoshoot. So everytime I set up our makeshift studio in front of the back window; because that is where we get the best light, Lydia wants to be a part of the shoot as well. She is such a poser. I love it, except when she won't look where I want her to. Sometimes I really wonder if she has ADD. But I guess she is 2 right. (that's normal right?)

This is from our photoshoot because of their cute dresses that Nana made for them. Thanks Nana they are so cute.

This makes me laugh because Liza was tired and ready for nap, and Lydia was trying to keep her eyes where I wanted them. I told her that I wanted her to look at me, and she was having a hard time focusing on me, and I said, Lydia I can't see your eyes, so she did that.

Dad was pulling the girls in the wagon, they loved it, but it looks as though Lydia is choking Liza.
I just thought I would put some funny things that Lydia has said in the last few days about Lindy
1. Lydia talking to Lindy. "Hi, windy" (in an extremely high voice). as she hugs her she says to me. "She's my little friend, I love my little friend"
2. Lindy was crying, and this will only be funny to those that know Wyatt. "She's crying like Wyatt huh."
3. Lydia is such a little Mother, when ever Lindy is crying she most often will say "Mom, she wants some of her milk."
4. Whenever Lindy is pooping. "Mom Windy's pooping, excuse you Lindy."

Lindy picts.

This was lindy's first bath at home. She loved it, she looked like she was going to fall asleep. She was so relaxed.
Caught her in a happy dream

I took a lot of pictures in her photoshoot, but because I am on photographer and my camera is just a normal one, Not many of the pictures are super so here is just one.


Lindy is almost 3 weeks old and I think that we have had to cook for ourselves twice. maybe three times. First my mom was here and then Milas' mom came, and a big thank you to her. There are so many pluses to being married and one is that now we have 2 Moms, and I know some of you don't have as super inlaws as me. So thank you Terri for coming and helping., it was great to have you. I am mad at myself for not getting any pictures of Nana with any of my girls, dang it, maybe next time I guess.

We also have an awesome ward and friends that have been so good to us. So many people have brought us dinner, and not one that I don't want the recipe for. So much good food. I do think that food tastes better when you don't have to cook it yourself, but either way it was good, Thank you thank you thank you. to so many people.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lindy getting some sisterly love

My dear Mother

My dear Mother came out to help with Lindy. It was such a blessing to have her here. She was great company and she was so much help. The girls loved having her to read to them and play candy land, and entertain. She cooked and cleaned and did it all with a smile on her face. Thank you so much Mom. You make life so much better, especially when you're here. We miss you already.

And this picture is random for this post, but I forgot to put it on the other one and it's cute.

Lindy's first week of life

So far Lindy has been a pretty good baby other than the fact that she has day and night a little mixed up. I love newborns! She is so sweet and innocent, She has a very mellow tender spirit. I am hoping that she will be my little peace maker. :) Lydia loves to be the big sister, She is concerned about the umbilical cord and loves her little body parts. She is alway pointing out her little ears and feet and hands. When Lydia gets up in the morning the first thing she does is check to see where Lindy is. Liza on the other hand couldn't care less. Every once in a while she will notice Lindy and come and say hi. She won't say Lindy she just calls her baby. The good thing is that Liza is very gentle with Lindy.
We are all doing super, I think the adjustment to 3 will take a little longer than the adjustment to 1 or 2, but we will get it. I am so happy to have a nice growing family and that we are all relatively healthy.
Getting lots of love from her sisters
Lydia loves the big sister role. She always wants to lay by Lindy.

Almost one week old
One week

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The baby factory

Milas here - I figured that while we're pointlessly waiting here to be discharged (and since Centennial Hospital has WIFI - yes kids, I said WIFI), and both Laura and Lindy are sleeping, I would make my not-so-welcomed blogger debut post - it's kind of long, so don't read it if you don't care to (at least you can enjoy the picture which was taken AFTER she delivered that baby of ours). I felt like a good subject for this post should be my lovely wife. But I mostly wanted to brag about her since she's too modest to give some of the small details of her delivery. I'll let her fill you in on the details, since I can only give my side (but I'm a guy, and guys aren't that good with details - unless you're talking about auditing - then I can hook a brother up).

For those of you who didn't know, since Lindy was conceived, Laura has battled with what to do as far as the delivery goes. For a long time she was undecided, but one thing she was always set on doing was delivering naturally - and let me tell you, that's exactly what she did.

As she waited in the delivery bed for her contractions to progress and her dilation to increase, she waited through the contractions as if she has done the natural birth-deal before. When she was dilated to a 7, and before they broke her water, she decided to put in some headphones and listen to some piano music. She closed her eyes and just rested (she claims that she wasn't sleeping, but I didn't ever see her move - even when I would check the monitor to see the contractions getting bigger and bigger). She couldn't hear the nurses, but the two that we were working with both commented on how they couldn't believe that she could just sleep through those kind of contractions without an epidural. They wouldn't stop talking about it.

After they broke her water and the contractions became more painful, she still toughed it out until Lindy was finally born. At one point the nurse asked her if she was sure that she didn't want the epidural and Laura responded with "Don't ask me that." Everybody asks what her motive was for delivering without the epidural, adding their opinions that she's crazy, but I definitely know that it wasn't for bragging rights. Her mom delivered 9 kids naturally (which I'm sure that strength is in the genes), and I think she wanted to appreciate what so many others have gone through, but I think she also had heard that the healing process progresses quicker when done naturally, so she figured that it was worth a try (which she already says she can feel a big difference in the decreased post-partum pain). All I know is that my wife has been the superstar here in the hospital, and has gotten a comment from every nurse that has walked in our little hospital room since the Lindy was delivered.

I love you Laura and am proud of you. Thanks for being unselfish and going through 27 months of inconvenience out of the 48 months that we've been married so that we can have the 3 beautiful children that we have. And good luck finding a different kind of birth control - I think it's time we try something different (but you have plenty of time to figure that one out - six weeks to be exact, and not a day more).

Drum role please!!!.........

LINDY LOU was born yesterday June 1st at 8:37 pm weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 inches long. Here she is, our newest addiction. More pictures to come.